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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paddez on 04-09-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-10-2014 14:30:01 | More by psoriasaurus
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-09-2014 18:47:57 | More by leitmotif
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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately gentle hand. No identifiable date.

A: Cloudy, golden yellow. 1.5 fingers of mostly white head with good retention. Gets a bit rocky. Great lacing. Fine looking brew for sure.

S: Belgian yeast with a mild, musty funkiness. Fruit-forward with notes of apple, banana and pear. Lighter peach, lemon and orange.

T: Spice notes and fruit elements lead into a rather tasty, moderate noble hop bitterness. Nicely balanced with a fairly dry finish. Minimal alcohol. The hops ramp up their presence as it warms and it turns slightly herbal.

M: High carbonation that is a bit prickly early on, but gives a nice champagne feel once you are accustomed. Moderate body. Smooths out nicely in the end.

O: Very nice Belgian pale with some classic noble hop flavors. This beer underwent a cool transformation as I worked through the bottle: Straight out of the fridge it was pretty fruity and spicy with relatively tame hops. As it warmed the fruit notes faded and the hop notes really blossomed. Good stuff.


Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 21:53:19 | More by fourstringer
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-28-2014 19:24:07 | More by Sirre
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-24-2014 13:09:11 | More by jmsedgwick
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

01-22-2014 17:13:11 | More by GJ40
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-18-2014 20:22:31 | More by Hayley_86
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-11-2014 10:46:00 | More by Schmoog
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-10-2014 00:23:57 | More by sfprint
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Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy whiteish golden yellow (looks like lemonade as it leaves the bottle neck) with an intense white head that actually grows as the glass sits idle, making quick chomps at the foam necessary to prevent overflow. Never gets below a rocky two fingers reminiscent of meringue. Retention so good it is almost too much until it settles down; big, stringy lacing. Inspires awe.

Sweet and slightly herbal. Nice round malt-forward smell. At least to my nose the hops aren't super present. Rich sweet yeasty esters, white pepper, touch of dark fruits.

Really well-balanced and well-done. Hay, grass, green apple skin, yeasty esters, tea, and a lingering herbal aftertaste. Very 'together'.

Warm and refreshing with a medium body, strong prickly carbonation and a clean finish.

Excellent beer.
I don't think that this is my favorite Belgian IPA but it is definitely subtle enough to be more drinkable than ones like Houblon Chouffe. Also, although Goudeh Carolus beers may not be the best in some areas, they are some of the most consistently good-looking beers I have ever seen. Could be a little more in-your-face in some areas, but like I say its timidity is part of its charm for me.
Would have again; worth trying if you ever come across it.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 05:36:22 | More by TheDoctor
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-06-2014 22:37:04 | More by Saind
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-06-2014 18:30:47 | More by rrski198
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-14-2013 22:12:02 | More by Genecy
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3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: None on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Het Anker's Hopsinjoor is a tasty, but somewhat unbalanced hoppy Belgian pale ale. The ethanol content for the beer is not hidden or integrated well: this always feels a bit hot, and the ethanol numbs the tongue and reduces overall flavor acquisition. I've had Hopsinjoor a few times now and never been particularly impressed by it. One of the few beers from Het Anker that I don't think that highly of.

Pours a tall head of many centimeters in height, white in color, made up of small to large-sized bubbles, creating a frothy, soapy appearance that's rather unique. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting many minutes, eventually declining to a 1cm cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is also excellent, with several thick rings, each with unique patterns, clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a cloudy golden orange color, as of dishwater, with light bringing out prettier and brighter orange-yellow hues. Carbonation not visible through the nearly opaque (90% or so opaque) body.

Aroma of pale pilsner malt sweetness, white bread, aromatic flowers, moderate Belgian yeast mustiness, with more subtle Belgian yeast phenolics (slight plastic) and slight grapefruit rind

Dominant flavors are of Belgian yeast phenolics, ethanol, and European hop bitterness with subdued floral and old citrus characters. Front of palate picks up pilsner malt sweetness, white bread, floral hops, slight old grapefruit rind: generally pleasant. Mid-palate experiences yeast phenolics (mild plastic, sharpness), ethanol, moderate hop bitterness, subdued floral and grapefruit rind characters. Back of palate detects continued strong yeast phenolics and ethanol, moderate to moderate-high hop bitterness, and slight grapefruit rind. Aftertaste of Belgian yeast mustiness, mild phenols (no plastic, just a bit of spiciness), moderate-low bitterness, slight breadiness, and mild ethanol.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-high intensity, resulting in a foamy (4/5) and slightly smooth (1/5) mouthfeel. Ethanol mildly felt in the nostrils as heat and on the palate and throat as a light burning sensation. Closes dryly, with moderate stickiness clining to the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 23:13:06 | More by falloutsnow
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-03-2013 22:38:27 | More by RochefortChris
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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

11-26-2013 04:55:29 | More by GreesyFizeek
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

11-06-2013 03:00:04 | More by chickenm
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-03-2013 15:18:49 | More by jaydoc
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

11-02-2013 14:53:37 | More by dcmchew
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New Hampshire

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Light caramel nose, flavor is mellow caramel with light grapefruit hop background. Nice mellow BIPA. Part of 4-pack 330ml bottles $18.99 from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 22:21:07 | More by jdhilt
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United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22nd Sep 2013 and we are in Brugge, sitting at the bar in Comptoir des Arts checking out the beer list when this brew stood out and called to me.

Bram (the owner and former barman of Daisy) duly produced a 33cl bottle and glass for me and the drinking began.

Golden pour, with a slight haze and deep head.

Aroma of yeast and fruity, citrus hops.

The taste followed the nose, yeasty and hoppy. Fairly bitter in nature and easy to drink, hides it's alcohol well.

A very pleasant beer from a brewery that seems to produce plenty of good beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 18:11:09 | More by BlackHaddock
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-25-2013 21:29:36 | More by desint
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.